Experimental Canceled: JD McPherson
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JD McPherson posted this message today. We'll keep you posted if the date gets rescheduled.
Friends, it is very difficult to send this message. I have just learned of the passing of a close family member, and I must fly home tonight to be with my family. Tonight's show at the Green Mill in Chicago will be cancelled, as will tomorrow's show at the Turf Club in Minneapolis. Please spread the word. Thus far, 2014 has been a very difficult year. Do me a favor, please call your family and loved ones today and tell them that you love them. I hope to see you again very soon - JD
As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, OK native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers, McPherson’s seductively kickass debut album, produced by JD’s musical partner, Jimmy Sutton, this renaissance man/hepcat seamlessly meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures. Never has an album of so-called “retro” music been laced with such a rich payload of postmodern nuance. But that was precisely the intent of what JD describes, only half-facetiously, as “an art project disguised as an R&B record.”